Kanye West Denounces Luxury Brands for Being Too Expensive

The rapper praises international chain stores for making creative fashion accessible.

Posted: 10/30/2013 03:41 PM EDT
Kanye West

Kanye West might have the means to buy the moon if he wanted, but he's taking on the insane prices in the high-end fashion industry these days. In an interview with Los Angeles' Power 106 radio station, the rapper said he wouldn't be collaborating with Louis Vuitton again because of their costliness of their goods.

"If I had the opportunity to design for Louis Vuitton now, I wouldn't. Because the prices [are] just too extreme. And I don't want to use my message to have kids saving up that much, you know, to be part of what the ideas are. You know, that's the problem to me with luxury."

'Ye explained that he now believes the prices for designer items only perpetrate an ideal of luxury that many of us can't feasibly achieve. He even went so far as to applaud the work that chain stores do to make good fashion affordable to the masses.

"I don't agree with everything that H&M and Zara does, but one thing that's good is they were able to break that idea that creativity and things you want have to cost, like, a million dollars."

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